(Healingtalks)  Researchers have long discovered that pumpkin seed oil can significantly lower cholesterol and blood pressure. The omega fats and zinc in the oil can offer immune support and anti-inflammatory benefits. The levels of magnesium and tryptophan can  induce relaxation and support restful sleep.

Promoting hair growth

Added to this mix, a new benefit has recently been discovered, namely helping prevent  hair loss and promoting hair growth.  Researchers from the Republic of Korea’s Pusan National University discovered that pumpkin seed oil significantly increase hair growth in balding men.They tested 76 males with moderate male pattern hair loss.  None of the males used drugs, supplements, or creams for three months or more. Half of the males took 400 mg of pumpkin seed oil daily and the other half took a placebo.

More hair growth 

The researchers noted that 44% of those taking pumpkin seed oil had improved hair growth, while 51% did not, and 2.7% or one male had slightly more baldness at the end of six months. Among the control or placebo group, 28% experienced increased baldness and only 7.7% showed a slight to moderate hair growth improvement.

No side effects

Conventional treatments as with topical minoxidil and oral finasteride can have side-effects including scalp scaling, erectile dysfunction and male breast enlargements. It seems to make more sense to go the natural route, adding pumpkin along with other organic seeds into your diet.

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